The Quilietti Family

The story of a Scots Italian family


Jeanette Henderson[ Quilietti]

Jeanette Henderson Quilietti

born 6th June 1935 in Simpson’s Maternity Hospital, Lauriston, Edinburgh.   She married Bobby Quilietti in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Lauriston, Edinburgh  3rd July 1954.

Wedding day guests wedding day 1954 in Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh

Jeanette will often recall,  with much affection, her wedding day and how Granny Quilietti’s wee house in Niddrie Mains Terrace was instantly changed into the wedding party bash.   They went on to have two children Robert and Janet, and in turn Robert had two daughters , one of whom has married and added another beautiful girl, and the line lives on.  Jeanette  is now the heart of the Quilietti family in Scotland and has contributed many days and weeks  over the past twenty years to the cause of re-uniting our family.  Jeanette we all love you very much.

Jeanette is the daughter of  Septimus King Henderson and Mary O’Brien Nevin.

Septimus, mum and brother Alex. Henderson

The Henderson family we trace back to 1790.  This branch of her family lived in Dundee.   Her great grandfather Alexander Henderson was born in 1799.  He married Anne Keddie.

Anne Keddie, Jeanette’s great grandmother, was born in Leuchars in Fife on 12th May 1798. and we can trace her Fife ancestry back to Jeramiah Keadie born on  in 1670 also in Fifeshire.

Jeanette’s father had the very unusual christian  name of  Septimus.  He inherited this name from his maternal grandfather Septimus King who was actually an Englishman born in the year 1826 in Kirby. Lonsdale, Westmorland.    Septimus was christened on 17th February of that year.  Septimus’s  father was Robert King and his mother was  Margaret Gibson.  Septimus’s grandfather was William King born c. 1770  and his wife Mary Pennington.

Septimus had married in the year  1850 to a girl called Margaret Carruthers, who was born in 1817 in Gretna, Dumfriesshire, and we know that they had at least four children.  By the year  1861 the Scottish Cencus shows the family living in Dumfries in the southwest of Scotland.  By this year Septimus had four children, Mary age 10, William age 8, Catherine age 6 and Robert age 1.  Septimus worked on the railway and they were resident at a wee cottage called Cove Cottage in Dumfries.  By the year 1871/1881 the family had moved to Roseburn Place in Edinburgh and his job was now a Railway Inspector.

Jeanette’s grandmother Catherine King was born on 27th January 1855 in Kirkpatrick, Fleming in Scotland.  She married Alexander Henderson and we know that they had at least nine children.  Jeanette’s father Septimus Henderson was born in the year 1897 and he married Mary O’Brien Nevin in the Holy Cross Church, Ferry Road, Edinburgh on 28th June 1930.

As a postscript to this page it has recently came to light about Jeanette’s parentage.  Please see the Neri Connections.  Helen

10 Responses to “QUILIETTI HENDERSON connections”

  1. Alastair Keddie says:

    Jeremiah Keadie was born 10 January 1669 and I have traced family back to 1595 in Kirkcaldy in Fife.

  2. Helen says:

    thank you very much for the info. I will include it in the post.

  3. Helen says:

    I would be very much obliged if you could let me have this information. If you prefer you can post it directly on My aunt who is a Henderson does not know any of her second cousins and will be interested in your history. thank you very much Helen

  4. Alexandra Henderson (Collins) says:

    I am so excited to have discovered your site. The Alex Henderson in the photo of “Septimus, Mum and brother Alex Henderson” is my grandfather! My father, his firstborn son, was also Alexander Henderson. He, with my mother, Mabel, brother, Michael, and myself, migrated to Australia in 1949.

  5. Helen says:

    hello and thanks for the comment. My aunty Jeanette, who is a sprighty 77 year old, and her sister will be so pleased that you have been in touch. She will be chuffed to hear that she has relatives in Australia.

    Could you e.mail me direct on and we can speak then. Thanks again Helen

  6. Linda says:

    Thank you for this ๐Ÿ™‚ รขโ„ขยฅ

    My Mother grew up on Niddrie Mains Terrace, and I find my genealogical research, always leading back that way ๐Ÿ™‚
    Awesome to see your pics and take in your information…
    A treasure trove of info.
    Linda~ Arlington, Texas

  7. Helen says:

    When the houses were newly built they had coal fires in every room, indoor toilets and baths. They were luxurious compared to the old tenements in the old town. What was your mother’s name. My husband Denis was born in Niddrie Mains Terrace in 1950

  8. Linda says:

    Dot Walker. Brother John Walker at 18 Niddrie Mains Terrace. My Mother was born in ’41. Went to St. Francis, and I can’t recall the other school.

  9. Helen says:

    My husband was born in 1950 and also went to St. Francis School. His older brothers were/are Jimmy Stanton, Mick Stanton, Peter Stanton and Davie Stanton and they were all students of St. Francis. Perhaps your mum remembers some of the Stantons from her era

  10. terry bohme says:

    Well, We are the Maryland branch of Scotland- Henderson, when James came to Eastern Shore about 1650 we have all the YDNA to link any of us to you = a DIRECT MALE hENDERSON) we even have cousins at My Heritage THAT GO BACK TO Alexander & Jane Gibbon in 1600s The hasplogrp is vewrified with other distand cousins so we are unique/ Go to Clan Henderson YDNA Project see kit 173575 F Henderson tested for us, our Frank he is about 80 now/ in California Our first markers Family R-C1 p311-U106-Z18-Z15-S23346 all 12 tested are the same!!!
    13 24 14 11 10-15 12 12 11 14 13 30 17 9-10 11 11 26 15 19 30 Hope to reach across time and ocean Happy to find you all

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